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Match Preview: Ulster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-05-17

It remains very tight at the top going into the second last round of games.

In the lunch-time game last Saturday, it was looking good for Leinster to reclaim their place at the top when the Bulls led Glasgow 37-10 with less than twenty minutes left. But then the Bulls had started to wind down, thinking the game was won, lazily going for penalty kicks instead of tries to really finish the Scots off.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ospreys

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-05-13

What an odd game!

Leinster looked in complete control of last week's semi-final around the fifty minute mark. Northampton's famed attack had barely laid a glove on them as they continually knocked the ball on in the face of intense pressure from the Leinster defence. Leinster had also denied them a decent platform as they successfully targetted the Saints at the lineout and breakdown (the scrum was a more even, if messy affair).
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-05-03

Leinster are back in Croke Park for the first time in fifteen years looking to maintain their 100% winning record at the venue.

True, they've only ever played at the Croker once before, the famous semi-final win over Munster in 2009. That was a seminal occasion for Leinster both as a team and an organisation. They showed they had to be respected both on and off the pitch and it was the beginning of the most successful spell in the game for any Irish province with three Heineken Cups in four seasons. Since that period Leinster have been trying and largely failing to get back to that level.
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Match Preview: Stormers vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-04-26

After a week of good news stories for Leinster last week (and one bad news story for their fans), they were brought back down to earth with a bump last Saturday with a crushing defeat to the Lions.

The Lions shot off to a great start and though Leinster huffed and puffed, they never really looked like recovering. They had loads of possession but their attack was slow and clueless near the try-line where they pointlessly tried to bash their way through much bigger men.
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Match Preview: Emirates Lions vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-04-19

Man, was that sweet or what?

For most Leinster fans, there was an underlying sense of dread in the build-up to last week's game. Despite how confident we were over whether we'd win or not, everyone sensed the same fear, that knot in the stomach, that Leinster could lose again! And it would be four times in a row to go out to the SAME BLOODY TEAM!!!!

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